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Recycling Resources: Disposing of Your Fishing Line

With fishing line taking more than 600 years to break down in the environment, it is vital that we increase the uptake of recycling of used line and commit to disposing of it correctly. And for all those years the line poses a threat to birds, seals, turtles and and other marine life creating serious...

Landowners: Apply Now for H2Ohio Water Quality Program
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Landowners: Apply Now for H2Ohio Water Quality Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There is less than one month left to apply for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Water Quality Incentive Program (WQIP).  The new program, under Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, is designed to encourage farmers to aid in conservation and improve water quality. ODNR is accepting applications through Jan. 29, 2021....

Minnesota DNR Seeks Aquatic Invasive Species Committee Candidates
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Minnesota DNR Seeks Aquatic Invasive Species Committee Candidates

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applications from Minnesota residents to serve on the Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee. There are currently three appointments available for new members to serve a three-year term and NMMA is strongly encouraging stakeholders to apply by the Friday, January 22, 2021 deadline. Click here to access...

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Project Aimed at Removing Quagga Mussels from Lake Michigan

LELAND — Northwest Lower Michigan’s national park proved a fruitful natural laboratory for an invasive species study. Scientists recently reported pronounced reductions in both cladophora algae and quagga mussel density in Lake Michigan’s offshore waters near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore after an underwater project by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative. An offshore fish-spawning reef was...

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Christmas for the Fishes replenishes habitat

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Recycle your real Christmas tree after the holiday season by donating it for use by Kentucky’s underwater inhabitants. Since Dec. 26, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has been accepting natural Christmas trees at more than two dozen drop-off locations across the state for its annual Christmas for the Fishes program....

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H2Ohio Program to Improve Water Quality

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering a new incentive program to encourage farmers to aid in conservation and improve water quality. ODNR will be accepting applications for its Water Quality Incentive Program (WQIP) from Dec. 1, 2020 through Jan. 29, 2021. “Improving...

Florida’s Manatee County Votes for Conservation
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Florida’s Manatee County Votes for Conservation

After talking to “everyone who will stand still long enough to listen,” conservationists persuaded voters in Manatee County to fund a dedicated source of money for the acquisition and management of environmental lands by a 71% majority. The county can now raise up to $5 million a year at a cost of less than $3...